When we think of mouthwash we think of using it to get fresh breath. But mouthwash is a also a great line of defense for your teeth, second only to your toothpaste. As part of your oral hygiene routine, mouthwash can strengthen your teeth, prevent tooth decay, and prevent gum disease. There are many types of mouthwashes on the market that offer some or all of the above mentioned benefits.
Dr. Katz TheraBreath Oral Rinse
BreathRx Anti-Bacterial Mouth Rinse
Biotene PBF Oral Rinse
Johnson & Johnson Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, Cinnamon and Mint Flavor
Smart Mouth Mouthwash, Fresh Mint
Johnson & Johnson ACT Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
Rembrandt Whitening Fresh Mint Mouthwash with Fluoride
Tom's of Maine Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
Listerine Total Care plus Whitening Anticavity Mouthwash
Crest 3D White Multi-Care Whitening Fresh Mint Rinse
Listerine Antiseptic Cool Mint Mouthwash
Orajel Antiseptic Mouth Sore Rinse
CloSYS Antiseptic Oral Rinse with Flavor Control
Beyond Antiseptic Mouthwash
Colgate Peroxyl Antiseptic Oral Cleanser
PerioClear Organic Alcohol Free Mouthwash
The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Daily Oral Rinse
Jason Natural Cosmetics Healthy Mouth Mouthwash
Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Mouthwash Spearmint
Tom's of Maine Natural Care Natural Cleansing Mouthwash, Spearmint
Dr. Katz TheraBreath Oral Rinse is my top choice and the #1 clinical oxygenating mouthwash that destroys morning breath, odor from food and prevents dry mouth. It's available without a prescription and does not contain artificial colors, flavors, alcohol or saccharin. Created by America’s bad breath expert, Dr. Katz, using his revolutionary discovery, OXYD-8, you get 24 hour confidence. He treats the problem at the source- bacteria on the tongue and throat. This product is not tested on animals and is kosher.
BreathRx Anti-Bacterial Mouth Rinse is a dual-action mouthwash that is one of my favorites. It eliminates bad breath odor and is 100% alcohol free. This mouthwash prevents plaque and fights gum disease, using Zinc as it's main ingredient. You get all day breath neutralization against volatile sulfur compounds, the number one cause of bad breath. This product works around the clock, giving you the confidence to get up close and personal.
Biotene PBF Oral Rinse removes plaque with its special biofilm dissolving formula. One of my top picks and a number one brand recommended by dentists for dry mouth. Plaque is formed by bacteria and is used as a place for them to hide. We call this biofilm, and Biotene dissolves it, allowing the mouthwash to attack bacteria where they live and giving you a deeper clean. Your breath will be fresher six times longer than with traditional mouthwash.
Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash strengthens teeth while killing bad breath germs. I choose Total Care for great cavity protection, enamel restoration and when I want my whole mouth clean. The name Listerine has become synonymous with treating bad breath, and this mouthwash lives up to Listerine's great reputation. Listerine takes it a step further with this mouthwash by offering you complete oral care. It is advised not to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after rinsing.
SmartMouth Alcohol-Free Mouthwash is developed by Dr. Marvin Cohen and is a uniquely packaged product. Two active ingredients, in separate compartments, are mixed together as you use it, allowing for maximum release of zinc ions. And with their easy pump bottles, this mouthwash is easier dispense than pouring. It works great for halitosis, as well as common bad breath. SmartMouth is alcohol free, sugar free, and safe for dental work. SmartMouth is a smart choice, completing my list of the best mouthwash for halitosis.
ACT Anticavity Fluoride Rinse Mouthwash is a great defense against cavities. ACT contains fluoride to reduce tooth decay and strengthen teeth, and ACT also freshens breath. Alcohol free, this mouthwash doesn’t sting. Great for after brushing and anytime you want a fresh and clean mouth. Use this at least once per day and it will help in your fight for good oral health.
Rembrandt Deeply White Whitening Mouthwash with Fluoride contains rapid-release liquid hydrogen peroxide that begins working on contact. You get deep stain removal and a premium blend of mints for long lasting fresh breath. Sodium fluoride prevents cavities and restores enamel, making teeth more resistant to acids from food and drink. Rinse your mouth for 1 minute and feel the refreshing bubbles foaming around your teeth for an all over fresh mouth.
Tom’s of Maine Anticavity Fluoride Rinse is alcohol free and carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This mouthwash is not tested on animals, does not contain animal ingredients, artificial colors, flavors, fragrance and preservatives. Works best when you don’t eat or drink for 30 minutes after rinsing your mouth. You get strong cavity protection while fighting cavities and bad breath. And it tastes great.
Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening Mouthwash restores enamel, prevents cavities, strengthens teeth, whitens teeth and kills bad breath germs. Used twice daily, this mouthwash when used in conjunction with your toothpaste, is great for your oral care regimen. It is recommended that you don’t eat or drink for 30 minutes after rinsing. Listerine is infamous for fighting bad breath and for all over mouth care. Now fight cavities and whiten teeth at the same time.
Crest 3D White Multi-Care Whitening Mouthwash protects against cavities while whitening teeth. With their unique triple-action formulate you get protection against new stains and a whiter smile in just 7 days. It is recommended that you use it twice a day for best results. By removing surface stains, you reveal a naturally whiter smile. And you breath smells great with cool mint blast.
Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash reduces plaque, gum disease and bad breath. This mouthwash has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance and fights biofilm germs that brushing leaves behind. Biofilm is a sticky layer, formed by germs, that covers the surface of your mouth. With four essential oils, eucalyptol, menthol, methyl salicylate, and thymo, Listerine penetrates the biofilm to kill plaque before gum disease sets in. And tastes great.
Orajel Antiseptic Mouth Sore Rinse kills bacteria in your mouth. Great for healing mouth sores such as cankers or minor gum inflammation due to dental procedures and braces. This mouthwash also assists in the removal of mucus, phlegm and other secretions caused by mouth sores. Germs can form biofilm in the mouth that can cause gum disease. By killing germs with Orajel your mouth stays fresh and healthy.
CloSYS Antiseptic Oral Rinse kills 99% of germs and bacteria within seconds of contact. This mouthwash is a dentist favorite for maintaining a healthy mouth. CloSYS doesn’t contain alcohol so there is no stinging or dry mouth afterward. It gives you a clean, fresh feeling that lasts all day. As part of an oral care routine, it is recommended to be used after brushing with CloSYS Toothpaste. Bad breath will be a thing of the past with this great tasting rinse.
Beyond Antiseptic Mouthwash kills germs for 12 hours with their advanced formula. Minerals are restored, strengthening enamel and preventing cavities and tooth decay. Fight plaque and gum disease too while combating bad breath. Bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis. This mouthwash goes to infinity and Beyond to make sure plaque is broken up and germs stopped dead in their tracks. And you get an all over fresh and healthy mouth.
Colgate Peroxyl Antiseptic Oral Cleanser uses oxygenating action to remove oral debris and treat minor mouth and gum irritation. This patented oral wound cleanser is also a debriding agent, used temporarily to treat canker sores and minor wounds inside the mouth caused by dental procedures, braces, accidental injury and mouth burns. By removing debris, natural healing can begin.
PerioClear Organic Alcohol Free Mouthwash is pure enough for children and strong enough for adults. This mouthwash is dentist formulated in professional strength. It promotes healthy teeth and gums with organic wildcrafted herbs and with patented extract of phytophenolin to promote cell vitality as well as CoQ10 and Folic Acid. Fluoride-free, alcohol free, preservative-free and sodium lauryl sulfate free, but definitely not taste free. You get fresh breath for hours.
Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Daily Oral Rinse fights plaque and gum disease, soothes bleeding gums and freshens breath. 100% natural, this mouthwash contains no harsh chemicals or fluoride. Just pure products in spring water to freshen your mouth and kill germs. Pleasant tasting and safe for children, this product is pure and clean, just like your mouth will be. A great part of your oral care routine.
Jason Natural Products Mouthwash is a natural mouthwash that doesn’t contain alcohol or saccharin. Made with fruit extracts, tea tree leaf oil, clove, angustfolia extract and witch hazel, this mouthwash leaves your mouth feeling fresh while fighting plaque and gum disease. With a pleasant taste and no artificial flavoring, colors, fluoride or animal by-products you get a clean mouth, healthy teeth and beautiful smile.
Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Mouthwash is recommended by dentists. This mouthwash fights germs and reduces plaque build-up while refreshing breath. Made with tea tree oil and other natural minerals, you get a minty fresh clean. Tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic properties, so why use harsh chemicals when you can go natural. And with no alcohol, artificial colors or sweeteners, your mouth is pure and clean.
Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Natural Cleansing Mouthwash uses witch hazel as an astringent and aloe vera for a soothing taste. With pure essential oils, there is no saccharin or other artificial ingredients, such as dyes. Made with pure spearmint oil and menthol, your mouth tingles with pleasure and bad breath is gone. Prevents plaque build-up and gum disease without harsh chemicals. The result is a pure, fresh and clean mouth.